Ep 108 - Amberly Lago - Turning Tragedy Into Triumph

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Have you ever experienced a time in your life when things seemed to be going right, and then trauma hit?  We’ve probably all experienced rough patches from time to time. Our guest this week, Amberly Lago dives into her journey through a horrific motorcycle accident which resulted in 34 surgeries and a coma which would forever change her life.

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Amberly discusses how she experienced an intense amount of pain and recovery time from her accident but also how she was able to build her resilience and overcome depression, pain, and anger that would result from her injuries.  She believes that resilience is something we can build and become stronger in, much like training a muscle, and she incorporates this into recovery from a crisis. She talks about how now she is stronger because of what happens and how it has led to new opportunity.

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Questions I Asked:

  • How did you pull yourself out of feeling sorry for yourself?

  • How did you deal with your anger?

  • How did you use perception to get through your accident?

Topics Discussed:

  • Pushing through times of crisis and pain.

  • Finding your reason to fight through pain and depression.

  • How to accept your journey.

  • The art of gratitude.

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Quotes from the show:

  • “We can strengthen our resilience.” @amberlylago

  • “I didn’t want to survive, I wanted to thrive.” @amberlylago

  • “We have to show up every day.” @amberlylago

  • “Acceptance doesn’t mean you are accepting defeat.” @amberlylago

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Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.